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Verb type: 1


  1. (intransitive) To (come) open, open out/up.
    Ovi avautui hitaasti.
    The door opened slowly.
  2. (intransitive, of a bandage) To come undone/untied/unfastened.
  3. (intransitive, of a bud) To open, unfold.
  4. (intransitive, of a shop) To open to the public, become available for use, permit access, afford entrance, receive customers, start business.
    Kirjasto avautui pitkän odotuksen jälkeen.
    The library opened after a long wait.
  5. (intransitive, of a landscape) To spread out.
  6. (intransitive, of a person) To open up, open one's heart, put out one's innermost feelings, be forthcoming/frank/direct/candid/straightforward, speak one's mind, bring others into one's confidence.
    Ystävättäreni aina avautuu minulle miesseikkailuistaan.
    My friend always tells me about her adventures with men.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart